This week, I had the pleasure of being introduced to a gorgeous little tea room in central London called Yumchaa. Hidden just around the corner from Goodge Street station, it specialises in loose tea leaves and has a counter decorated with all sorts of wonderful foods, from paninis and scones to cakes and brownies. And the best thing about this beautiful café is that they are so adventurous with their flavours! Their teas range from Jasmine and Enchanted Forest (a vibrant blend of blueberry, rhubarb, raspberry and blackberry), to Chilli Chilli Bang Bang and Lemon Sherbet. I sampled a pot of Caramel Sweetheart and a deep romance was formed with just the first sip!
As a lover of all things edible, however, it was the food that really stole my heart. I fell head over heels for their warm feta and olive scone, which was so moist and perfectly baked that it simply crumbled straight into my mouth. It was a great warm and filling meditteranean-inspired treat that was the perfect accompaniment to the light, smooth caramel tones of my choice of tea. However, one can never have too much sweetness in their life and I could not resist trying a slice of one of their fabulous looking cakes!
I went for a generous slice of their banana and nutella cake. I can think of nothing better than a combination of bananas and nutella in a cake and I was not disappointed by my choice! The banana cake was deliciously thick and tasty, whilst the swirls of nutella added a soft, smooth, chocolatey moistness to the whole cake.
I honestly cannot wait for my next tea date with friends to try some of their Christmas offerings, such as their Red Christmas tea with its chocolate and gingerbread flavours! I’m sure there will be lots of festive food available as well! With its comfy sofas and ample wooden table and chair seating, this place is the perfect spot to meet with friends or chill with a cup of hard-earned tea after some hardcore London christmas shopping. You will not regret a visit to this fabulous London tea room, where tea is at the heart of everything they do.